Cartagena creates new shorex for cruise passengers

Cartagena creates new shorex for cruise passengers
Cartagena is set for a busy 2019, with up to 248,000 passengers expected to visit (Image: Port Authority of Cartagena)

The port city of Cartagena in the Murcia region of southeast Spain has developed new shore excursions for cruise guests in 2019. 

Highlights of the new shore excursion programme include water sports, horse riding, golf, cycling and visits to historic towns. For example, guests can explore the nearby city of Murcia, which has a cathedral, museums and shops, or the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, one of the five holy cities of the world. Guests can also visit a new wine museum that has been created in the natural park of Sierra del Carche to learn about the region’s history, its vineyards and watch the local wine-making process. 

The shore excursion offerings were created after a successful 2018 cruise season, which saw the port receive over 228,000 passengers onboard 148 cruise ships. The Port Authority of Cartagena is upgrading and extending the port’s infrastructure accommodate the growth. 

2019 is forecasted to bring up to 248,000 passengers and 162 cruise calls to Cartagena.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Friday, February 1, 2019